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What is a clinical study?

Clinical studies are a way to test investigational drugs to help develop medicines for people with serious diseases. There are strict rules for clinical studies, which are monitored by the US Food and Drug Administration and governmental agencies around the world.

Why should I participate?

The health of millions of people worldwide has been improved because of advances in science and technology, and the willingness of thousands of individuals to take part in clinical research. Each and every study participant plays a crucial role in advancing the health of future generations.

Study participants are seen by a research team of doctors, nurses, technicians, and support staff. People who participate in studies may be among the first to receive new investigational treatments before they become publicly available. In addition, participants are helping others with the same disease, both today and in the future.